Chateau de Pray
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... fit any more in. We have a late lunch at one of the many cafes, eating in France is difficult not many people speak English and at most nice places the menu is only in French. In the evening we head out to have a drink in the old part of town it's very pretty although a little expensive I have a creme brûlée and it is amazing I'm going to have to go on a massive diet when I get home to work off all this sugary ...
... He painted for them for years. Suddenly, the French king at the time, King Francois I decided to take over Italy. Life was starting to get rough for all Italians so Francois wrote a letter to Leonardo and asked him to come to France for a kingly sum of money as well as a position painting. Leonardo obliged and setting off by donkey with a suitcase full of his things as well as 3 paintings he began his journey over the Alps. When he got ...
... and peaceful house is set in Parc Leonardo Da Vinci. Here he finished work on his 3 favourite paintings, including the Mona Lisa. A copy of this hung in one of the rooms, much larger than the original that we hope to see next week. In the basement were numerous models of his inventions. The grounds and gardens were lovely, and more models were round every corner. Flying ...
Chambord is another French folly, it never worked for most of its owners, it was built as a hunting lodge by the king and as with other chateau successive kings it was added to over the decades. Appallingly it was lived in for only a few weeks a year ...
... as I would suspect, throughout much of France, a sandwich shop is never just a sandwich shop - its a great sandwich shop, a pastry shop and a mini cafe/bar rolled into one.
After lunch we walked up the hill to visit Chateau du Clos-Luce. It was the home for Leonardo da Vinci. He came here in 1516 to accept a position at the request of Francois I. He died here in 1519 and is buried in the chapel on ...